Forest Survey Sampling Designs: A History
Authors: Frayer, W. E.; Furnival, George M.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 97, Number 12, 1 December 1999 , pp. 4-10(7)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Extensive inventories of forested lands in the United States were begun in the early part of the 20th century, but widespread, frequent use was not common until after World War II. Various sampling designs have been tried; some have proved efficient for estimating certain parameters but not others. Some designs, though efficient in many respects, have been abandoned because of their complexity Others, while possibly not demonstrating high efficiency, have been adopted because of their simplicity. This is a history of these applications.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor emeritus, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, Connecticut
Publication date: December 1, 1999
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